Pork or Chicken Buns for Tonight - Oakland Chinatown
- The Dive Jun 25, 2014 11:59 AM
I would like to run over to Oakland Chinatown to pick up some pork or chicken buns, a dozen or so, for a potluck tonight. Where to go?
For the Cantonese charsiu style, the baked pork buns from Sun Sing are pretty good.
I've also been quite enamored with the small, dirt-cheap ($0.50) steamed pork buns from Tian Jin Dumplings, but you'll have to jet over before they sell out. (These are a smaller, less bready version of the ones at Shan Dong, which are also good.)
For steamed non-char sui pork buns I concur with the rec for Tian Jin.
For baked char sui pork buns, Alice Street bakery is our top choice, wth one factor being that they do not brush the tops with sugar.
Have not found good steamed char sui buns yet.